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iOptron Smarteq ... Firmware Upgrade

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#1 *skyguy*

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

I recently purchased this mount and decided to put together a serial cable to update the firmware. However, looking at the pinouts in the manual (pg.11):

https://www.ioptron....Q_Manual_V1.pdf

... and the Firmware Update instructions (pg.1):

https://www.ioptron....are Upgrade.pdf

both show the same "ground" (SGND) connection, BUT the Tramsmit Data and Recieve Data connections look to be switched between the two diagrams. Am I missing something? Has anyone successfully built the serial cable to update the mount's firmware and what are the correct connections to use?

Thanks ...

Jim

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

Jim
I built my successful cable following the diagram in the Firmware Upgrade doc. It is confusing because the SmartEQ manual shows the socket and the Upgrade doc shows the plug.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:22 PM

Bob,

Thanks for the feedback. I'll go with he connections as shown in the Firmware Upgrade Manual.

Jim


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